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The Thirsty Scholar

) #42 of 254 Restaurants in Somerville €€ - €€€ American, ,
70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-4322
+1 617-497-2294
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (5 reviews)
“nachos” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-4322
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

This place is fab! I visited with my student daughter who lives nearby and whom they greeted like a regular .... (why?. Ah, I've worked it out.... ) . Anyhow, as two Brits we felt entitled to pass judgment on their fish and chips (so...More

Thank bikingbarrister
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Regardless of whether I sit at the bar or at a table, the servers at Thirsty Scholar always make me feel at home. They are knowledgeable and friendly and serve in a comfortable time frame, never making me feel rushed. The beer selection is bountiful...More

Thank KIKIg28
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been going to the Thirsty Scholar for over 3 years. It has a warm inviting atmosphere, extensive list of beers on tap and an excellent food menu that spans from bar food (the Nachos are amazing!) to real meals and big salads. They...More

Thank douglasJ123
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch after a tough morning. My coworker got the mac and cheese with bacon while I went for a burger and fries. The fries were a-ma-zing. So glad that I listed to the waitress and got the curry sauce....More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 25 September 2016

After brief movie stardom this bar with food is rightfully now a neighborhood way off campus hangout. The food itself was not very memorable as I can't remember what I ordered less than a week ago. The draft IPA was excellent, but had no local...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered takeaway from here for dinner tonight. I had a Caprese panini with French fries. My husband had the bbq meatloaf special with a side salad. Mine was delicious and he said his was good but the meatloaf was a little weak. We would...More

Thank McDobbie
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nice neighborhood bar. The drinks are good and cheap. You can come for brunch as well, although I found the food average. My friend swears by their nachos.

Thank pinacolada2017
Reviewed 22 August 2016

What a great night! They have a pub quiz every Sunday night at 8 pm. We felt so welcome. Service is relaxed and easy going. Our bartender was super nice. We met a local bostonian at the bar who joined our team for the quiz....More

Thank Sigurgestur J
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fiery mussels were absolutely the best I've had. Fresh and tender mussels serviced in a fiery hot sauce with plenty of toast to soak up the sauce. Enjoyed nice cold beer with them. It was very quiet Sunday afternoon so I can speak for the...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere where you are comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. Really good pub food - have had the Cubano and the fish and chips and both were outstanding.

Thank Pete M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143-4322
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-2294
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